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  • August 14, 2019

    BLS – We Have Returned

  • While online video services and original series go hand and hand on the internet these days there are still differences in the way online services are handled by different services. To start out with is release schedules are different depending on the service you are using to start with networks like HBO, CBS, FX and others with a channel release shows on a weekly schedule since they air the shows on the network then offer them on demand afterward online. Service like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and Amazon Prime that offer online original content with no network have options for how they can release content. Netflix chooses to release all content at once so people can watch all episodes at their leisure or watch the entire series all at once. Netflix is the service that coined the term binge watching. Amazon Prime tapes pilots of shows then release them for free to everyone to vote on. Then the series that win the voting get released exclusively on Amazon Prime and Amazon Prime Video. Amazon has a little advantage here while many people get the service because they have prime some 7 million people subscribe just for the video streaming service itself. YouTube does a similar thing like Amazon Prime they release the entire series all at once but only the first episode is free on YouTube the rest of the series is available only if you subscribe to YouTube Premium (YouTube Red). YouTube has a little advantage over other services since YouTube Premium offers music, commercial-free YouTube viewing and better YouTube viewing experience on mobile. Users who subscribe to YouTube Premium get more than just series which is a large reason why they are getting lots of new YouTube Premium subscribers. Hulu is kind of doing its own thing releasing originals...
  • March 27, 2018

    Amazon Prime Has No Competition

    Amazon recently became the number two most valuable company in the world deseating long-time number two Google (Alphabet Inc.). When you look at Apple a company that makes more than ¾ of their revenue from the iPhone they have competition in Android hard manufactures like Samsung, Google, HTC and others making smartphones. The Android store competes on the same level as Apple selling apps, movies, music, books, and videos via the Google Play Store the same way Apple uses the App Store. When you look at Amazon the number two company in the world they are not battling in the mobile space like Apple and Google. Amazon has a unique list of services they offer and have no real competition. Amazon right now has no equal in the online space they are in online. Amazon shipped over 5 billion packages in 2017. Big box retailers like Walmart and Target are competing but not on the scale that prime is offering. To start Amazon had over 54 million prime members in 2016 that number I am sure has gone up by now. Free shipping on physical goods is where Walmart and Target are working on competing with Amazon. Free shipping is one place where big box store can compete, but Amazon Prime is not just two-day free shipping it encompasses other services Prime Video Unlimited (a direct Netflix competitor) Prime Music –  access to prime lists Twitch Prime members get exclusive discounts on physical games pre-orders and new releases. Prime Reading – you can borrow books, magazines, and more from the Prime Reading catalog Audible Channels for Prime Prime Photos – unlimited photo storage Amazon First Reads Amazon Dash for Prime (Amazon Dash Button) Cheaper Prices on Amazon Echo Devices Amazon is in a great situation with no real competition in...
  • July 10, 2016

    Everything Is Amazon Prime

    Everything Is Amazon Prime Today on the show we get deep into Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and Amazon services. We get into Amazon Prime day and exclusive offers for Amazon Prime members. We get into dogs and where and where not to bring them. We talk about comics and about EMC Podcast network. We get into tech news and much more…. Join me today as we discuss… Apple To Release Public Betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra Today Avast Acquires AVG For $1.3 Billion To Create Security Software Giant Microsoft Targets The iMac With New All-In-One Surface PCs iPhone 7 To Start at 32GB Storage 73% of Subscribers Would Download Netflix Content Microsoft Will Be Largest Infrastructure As A Service Vendor By 2019 Frontier Teams With AT&T To Block Google Fiber Access To Utility Poles Microsoft Prepares One Final, Full-Screen Get Windows 10 Nag WRT54GL: A 54Mbps Router From 2005 Still Makes Millions For Linksys Facebook Messenger Now Has 11,000 Bots Comcast Will Let Netflix Onto Its X1 Platform Verizon To Hike Prices On Plans But Offer More Data Google Cast Is Now Baked Into Chrome, No Extension Needed Google Offers Free 4-Month Play Music Trial Subscription For July 4th Linux Grabs More Than 2% of Desktop Market Share
  • April 30, 2016

    I Don’t Know My Password

    I Don’t Know My Password Today on the show we talk about how to store, use and keep passwords. We talk about Amazon Prime and the Prime Buttons. We talk about Windows 10 and it’s ongoing issues. We talk about Apple and it’s slowing innovations leading to slowing sales. We talk tech news of the week and more….   Join me today as we discuss…. Intel Wants To Eliminate The Headphone Jack And Replace It With USB-C Comcast Is Raising Its Data Caps From 300GB To 1TB Uber’s New Policy Fines Riders Who Are Two Minutes Late Federal Judge Rules Amazon Must Refund Parents Duped By In-App Purchases HTC Announces $100 Million Fund For Virtual Reality Startups iPhone And FBI Case Windows 10 And Windows Update Apple Has First Earnings Decline In More Than A Decade YouTube To Roll Out 6-Second Ads That You Can’t Skip Spotify Denies User Details Hacked After Passwords Show Up Online Open365 Is An Open Source Alternative to Microsoft Office 365 US Toy Maker Maisto’s Website Pushes Ransomware Google’s OnHub Is First WiFi Router To Support IFTTT Microsoft Limits Cortana Search Box In Windows 10 To Bing and Edge Only Rovi Acquires DVR Company TiVo For $1.1 Billion Office 365 Hack Let People Login To Any Business Account
  • February 21, 2015

    TTG 48 – Google Cardboard

    The Technology Geek Podcast 48 Google Cardboard Today in this podcast we discuss our new Live Audio Stream and my awesome 60 meg internet connection. We talk about the book I am reading The Black Echo and Bosch on Amazon Prime. Virtual reality, 3D and Google Cardboard. We talk about the Paltalk Awards and the H1Z1 game. We discuss my love for Anime. We talk about the technology news of the week and answer your questions. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… Sony To Release Google Glass Competitor FreeBSD-Current Random Number Generator Broken Jamie Oliver’s Website Serving Malware Homeland Security Urges Lenovo Customers To Remove Superfish Darkleaks: an Online Black Market For Selling Secrets Apple Launches Repair Program For Longstanding 2011 MacBook Pro GPU Problems TrueCrypt Audit Back On Track After Silence and Uncertainty 800,000 Using Were Sent Incorrect Tax Data Australian ISPs To Introduce ‘3-Strike’ Style Anti-piracy Scheme Google releases Cloud-based Web App Vulnerability Scanner and Assessment Tool ‘TweetDeck Teams’ Allows Managing Multiple Twitter Accounts Without Sharing Passwords Android Malware Can Spy On You Even When Your Mobile Is Off Join Me Today As I Answer Your Questions… Is it possible to use a Chromecast with my phone’s internet connection? What PC should I get for Minecraft? Is it true if I have windows 8 I will be upgraded to 10? Should I get an AMD or Intel processor? What do you prefer audible or Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call (570) 630-0744. The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details. Sponsors For Todays Show.. The Technology Geek Members Club
  • Continuing its investment in original content, Amazon today announced it is greenlighting “Zombieland,” a new comedy series based on the Columbia Pictures movie of the same name, which will be made available for free to Amazon Instant Video and LOVEFiLM UK subscribers. This is the seventh original comedy series added to Amazon Studios’ lineup, which also includes six children’s pilots, previously announced. Like competitors Netflix and Hulu, Amazon has been swiftly moving to fund and sign deals to bring both original and licensed content to its Amazon Instant Video service. In addition to deals for popular shows like Downtown Abbey, its original production arm, Amazon Studios, has already begun production of six other comedy shows, including Alpha House, Browsers, Dark Minions, Onion News Empire, Supanatural and Those Who Can’t. Though these shows are not household names at this time, Amazon has managed to sign some big-name actors for leads – for example, John Goodman, known for Roseanne, The Big Lebowski and most recently, Argo, will be starring in Alpha House. Not all of Amazon Studios’ pilots are guaranteed to make it to “air,” so to speak, however. The company will determine which of the thirteen originals make it into full-season productions, based on customer feedback. It’s a similar process to how TV pilots are traditionally launched, except that this time around, its Amazon customers who are helping to make the final call. With Zombieland, Amazon Studios is taking a slightly different angle on original content. Instead of having to build up buzz around new, unknown shows, it’s hoping to capitalize on name recognition the film has already earned. Read Full Article
  • November 13, 2012

    Roku Review

    Have you been looking for a device that supports Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, Vudu, Pandora and Facebook in one device look no further with the Roku.  The Roku which was designed as a Netflix player by Netgear has slowly taken on a life of its own with a lot of new great features and channels.  The Roku delivers HD video with surround sound, comes with a great remote control, and you can play at least a few casual games on it. The product has a channel for almost any app you can think of and has an on demand feature for about any channel you can think of giving this device the edge.  With a very easy setup and simple to use interface making this product ideal for anyone who wants to steam media from any content provider.  No monthly fees except for subscription based services (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, exc) makes this product a onetime investment without reoccurring fees. The Roku comes in a wired or wireless version depending on your preference and can hookup to any wireless setup very easily buy just typing in your wireless password. The Roku is always adding new features recently was added to allow owners of Roku boxes to search for TV and movies available on Netflix, Amazon Instant, Vudu, Hulu Plus, Crackle, and HBO Go via one simple interface.  The Roku Search channel will be rolling out to supported players (Roku LT, Roku HD and Roku 2 boxes) over the week and sits right next to the settings menu on Roku’s home screen. Roku has recently released the Streaming Stick.  One of the most interesting home theater products at CES 2012, packing an entire streaming-video box into what looks like an oversized USB dongle.  Roku Streaming Stick sells for $99.  That’s...